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  • Contentions Hagel: “Let the Jews Pay for it”

    01/06/2013 7:26:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | 1/4/13 | Alana Goodman
    Adam Kredo reports that Chuck Hagel’s anti-Israel animosity was obvious well before his career in Congress. While heading up the USO, he clashed with Jewish leaders over a USO port in Haifa: Hagel, who served as president and CEO of the World USO from 1987 to 1990, expressed intense opposition to the USO Haifa Center during a tumultuous 1989 meeting with Jewish leaders, according to multiple sources involved in the fight to keep the post open. “He said to me, ‘Let the Jews pay for it’,” said Marsha Halteman, director for military and law enforcement programs at the Jewish Institute...
  • Harry Reid: Hurricane Katrina "Nothing In Comparison" To Sandy (video)

    01/06/2013 7:25:47 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 38 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 6, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticizes Congress for not hastily appropriating federal money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York and New Jersey while praising a more prompt response to Hurricane Katrina. REID: It's too bad that it's taking so long. When we had that devastating [Hurricane] Katrina, we were there within days taking care of Mississippi, Alabama, and especially Louisiana -- within days. We are now past two months with people of New York and the people of New Orleans and that area, they were hurt but nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New England....
  • Michael Savage: Time for a 'nationalist' party

    01/06/2013 7:23:14 PM PST · by wesagain · 56 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 6, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    Michael Savage, one of the nation’s most prominent voices in talk radio, said today America is “absolutely” ripe for a third party, in part, because the two largest parties in the U.S. have pulled a “charade” on the American people. “There is no Republican Party,” Savage told fellow talk show host Aaron Klein. “It’s an appendage of the Democrat machine, as we’ve all just seen. It’s two-card Monte, as we well know. It’s a game being played against the American people. You’ve got the drunk Boehner on the one side, and the quasi-pseudo-crypto Marxist on the other, who is really...
  • The giant, gaping hole in Sandy Hook reporting

    01/06/2013 7:04:56 PM PST · by wesagain · 88 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 6, 2013 | David Kupelian
    Since last month’s horrifying and heartbreaking school massacre in Newtown, Conn., politicians and the press have, as everyone knows,..... Other possible factors – from violent video games to the “failure of our mental-health system” to the unintended consequences of making schools “gun-free zones” – have taken a back seat to guns. Within hours of the gruesome mega-crime, the media had provided extensive, round-the-clock coverage of precisely which firearms, manufacturers and calibers the perpetrator had used, how he had obtained them from his mother, where they were originally purchased, and so on. But where, I’d like to ask my colleagues in...
  • Obama to Boehner: 'We Don't Have a Spending Problem'

    01/06/2013 6:53:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/6/13 | Ben Shapiro
    In an interview with Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal, newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) opened up about President Obama’s utter unwillingness to cut a single dollar from federal spending. In a stunning admission, Obama reportedly told Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” Boehner added that President Obama continues to maintain that America’s federal deficit is caused not by governmental overspending but by “a health-care problem.” Said Boehner, “They blame all of the fiscal woes on our health-care system.” Boehner told Obama, “Clearly we have a health-care problem, which is about to get worse with Obamacare....
  • New registry: Germans own 5.5M legal firearms (EU requires registration)

    01/06/2013 6:53:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1-6-13 | unattributed
    BERLIN -- Germany's new national firearms registry shows there are 5.5 million guns in legal circulation in the country. That's an average of four weapons for each of the 1.4 million registered owners. It is the first time reliable nationwide figures have been collected as previously such data were held by local authorities. The registry provides a central national database to help police track the buyer and seller of each legally owned gun in Germany. All European Union countries must have such a registry by 2015.
  • 15-cent gas tax increase overwhelmingly opposed by Bay State residents, new poll indicates

    01/06/2013 6:27:36 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Massachusetts residents would overwhelmingly oppose a 15-cent increase in the gas tax to help pay for transportation needs, according to the partial results of a poll obtained by the News Service and conducted for a coalition that supports raising the income tax to invest in cities and towns. The poll, conducted by veteran Boston pollster Tom Kiley for the Campaign for Our Communities, showed 83 percent of Massachusetts residents would disapprove of a proposal to hike the gas tax to 36 cents per gallon, including 68 percent who “strongly disapprove.” A total of 17 percent of respondents said they would...
  • Why push for gun control has stalled

    01/06/2013 6:15:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 49 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6 January, 2013 | STEPHEN L. CARTER
    Support for stricter gun laws hasn’t jumped as fast or as far in recent weeks as many liberals had hoped and expected. If you’re wondering why, maybe the reason is the shakiness of the public’s trust in government itself.
  • Prince Charles: saving the planet “a grandfather’s duty”

    01/06/2013 6:12:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:10PM GMT 06 Jan 2013 | Victoria Ward
    The Prince of Wales has disclosed that the prospect of becoming a grandfather has reinforced his environmental beliefs because he does not want to “hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world”. The Prince, an outspoken campaigner on environmental issues, told ITV’s This Morning that he did not want the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s child, due to be born this summer, to ask him why he had not done more to tackle issues like climate change. … Charles has been a strong advocate of taking action to protect the environment for many years. In 2007 he set up The Prince’s Rainforest...
  • In Race to Fill Jackson’s House Seat, Candidates Court Chicago’s Black Clergy (Separation of wha..?)

    01/06/2013 5:45:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/06/13 | STEVEN YACCINO
    It is not surprising that a crowded field of candidates is courting the same kind of clergy support in a Feb. 26 special primary election to replace Mr. Jackson, who resigned his Second Congressional District seat 15 days after winning re-election in November. Now facing a short campaign sprint, those candidates say the backing of ministers and invitations to stump at multiple church services each weekend remain the sacraments of any good election ground game in the district, which includes parts of Chicago’s South Side and southern suburbs. Like in many districts across the country where African-Americans are the majority,...
  • Judge Jeanine calls out 'The Journal News'

    01/06/2013 5:25:00 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 6, 2013 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    You're watching... Judge Jeanine calls out 'The Journal News' Pirro: Time for paper to 'face the music' for publishing gun permit map Duration4:44 DateJan 6, 2013
  • Mom shoots intruder, saves kids

    01/06/2013 5:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    How many times during the recent gun grabbing debate have you heard these arguments?Self defense is a bogus argument. Having a gun in your home, you'e more likely to shoot yourself or your spouse than to ever fend off a bad guy. Only trained law enforcement professionals can safely use weapons like that.May I introduce you to Donnie Herman's wife... The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using...
  • Did EPA chief Lisa Jackson resign in protest over the Keystone pipeline?

    01/06/2013 5:06:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The eventual completion of the full-length Keystone XL pipeline seems more and more like an inevitability for the Obama administration, as it continues to clear bureaucratic hurdles and TransCanada proposes new routes to work with and not against the greenie-grain — not to mention the clamorous pressure to finally allow all of the undeniable economic benefits doing so would bring about already.As environmentally innocuous as the pipeline actually is, the eco-radicals decided a long time ago that they’d remain dead set against the whole idea on principle, and they’ve managed to turn it into one of the most contentious energy-related...
  • Gun Talk Radio 1/6/13

    01/06/2013 5:05:37 PM PST · by mylife · 127 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 1/6/13 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 1/6/13~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Italy’s Statistics Make It Look Like a Third World Country

    01/06/2013 5:03:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/06/2013 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    Unemployment is rampant, and that’s just for starters in a country wracked by domestic violence, immigrant abuse, and a sorry standard of living. taly may be rich in cultural heritage and boast the seventh largest economy in the world, but the country’s social statistics are more in line with those of a developing third-world nation. By almost every standard of measure in sectors from women’s rights and youth employment, Italy scores far below the mark. The country has been weighted down by recession, but money is not entirely to blame. In fact, Italy’s economic situation has steadily improved under the...
  • Lou Holtz urges Catholics to 'come home' in well-timed commercial

    01/06/2013 5:01:08 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies
    Desert News ^ | 01/03/2013 | Joe Walker
    The setting is familiar, even if the message isn’t. Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz is standing in a locker room giving what appears to be a pep talk. But instead of talking about offensive execution and defensive intensity, he is fervently reminding his listeners that “for victory in life we’ve got to keep focused on the goal, and the goal is heaven.” The divine pep talk is the newest “evangomercial” from Catholics Come Home, an independent media outreach intended to “inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus...
  • Second Amendment Pledge

    01/06/2013 4:24:43 PM PST · by DrNo · 47 replies
    Marlinowners.org ^ | 1/6/2013 | Mark in Corpus Christie
    I was listening to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk radio program today (Sunday, December 30, 2012) and heard a FANTASTIC call from "Mark" in Corpus Christie, TX whereby he presented what he called the "Second Amendment Pledge" This was so good that I took a moment to transcribe in verbatim his brief but poignant call for all of us to enjoy. While he didn't say, but I am sure that this was intended primarily for all the lawful gun owners of the United States, but it seems just as applicable to any elected politicians (I am sure that only a hand...
  • CURL: Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases

    01/06/2013 4:23:49 PM PST · by Reagan is King · 107 replies
    The Washington Times online ^ | Sunday, January 6, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Sometimes, watching a Democrat learn something is wonderful, like seeing the family dog finally sit and stay at your command. With President Obama back in office and his life-saving “fiscal cliff” bill jammed through Congress, the new year has brought a surprising turn of events for his sycophantic supporters. “What happened that my Social Security withholding’s in my paycheck just went up?” a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. “My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna’ hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will...
  • JPMORGAN: The US Recovery Is About To Hit A Pothole

    01/06/2013 3:54:54 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-6-2013 | Walter Kurtz, Sober Look
    JPMORGAN: The US Recovery Is About To Hit A Pothole Walter Kurtz, Sober LookJan. 6, 2013, 8:43 AM As discussed earlier (see post), US manufacturing sector has begun to recover. Manufacturing orders in the US as well as in Emerging Asia (see post) have diverged from other large economies. This trend is becoming reflected in the broader economic activity. However according to JPMorgan, the result of the latest fiscal negotiations will soon create headwinds for this expansion and dampen GDP growth. The tax increases on higher income households as well as the hike in payroll taxes will crate a drag...
  • Quentin Tarantino says his mom dated Wilt Chamberlain ("one of the thousand”)

    01/06/2013 3:52:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | 1/06/13 | Larry Brown
    In talking about the movie, Tarantino got into how African-American culture was a part of his life growing up. In fact, he claimed his mother dated Wilt Chamberlain in the 1970s. “Black culture is my culture growing up,” Tarantino explained. “Yeah, it was almost like a sitcom the way we lived in the ’70s. She was in her 20s, she was hot, alright, she was a hot white girl and her best friend named Jackie was a hot black girl and her other best friend, Lillian, was a hot Mexican girl. And they lived in this swinging singles apartment with...